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Fifteen-year-old Grant Verploeg has raised more than $8,000 the past four years through the Skate-a-Thon for Autism at Howelsen Ice Arena. This year’s Skate-a-thon will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Howelsen Ice Arena.

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Saturday’s Skate-a-thon in Steamboat to benefit autism

Local teen has raised more than $8,000 for annual event

In some ways, Grant Verploeg is like a lot of 15-year-olds in Steamboat Springs. But he’s unlike a lot of other high school freshmen in that he makes time to support the annual Skate-a-thon for Autism.

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